Severe weather, large hail causes damage in several parts of Kansas

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10:00 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm warnings are still in effect for parts of Butler and Cowley County.

High wind gusts are a concern for counties including Howard, Piedmont and Burton County that could be between 60-70 miles per hour.

Heavy rainfall is making its way through Wellington and is expected to move further south. 

Thunderstorms and severe weather in Central Kansas have mostly faded out.

7:45 p.m.

A second round of thunderstorms is possible for several parts of Kansas Tuesday evening.

One tornado touched down in Gray county. No injuries or damage was reported.

Several counties are still seeing heavy rain and large hail. Thunderstorm watches continue for much of the state.

5:15 p.m.

A round of severe storms spawned at least one tornado in southwest Kansas on Tuesday afternoon.

The tornado was reported east of Ensign in Gray County shortly before 5 p.m. No damage or injuries were reported. 

Storms in southwest Kansas as well as in the Wichita area dumped heavy rain and large hail. Tornado and thunderstorm watches have been issued for much of the state.

2:45 p.m.

A Tornado Watch has been issued for a handful of counties in south-central Kansas while a Severe Thunderstorm Watch includes a large swath of the state. 

The Tornado Watch until 9 p.m. Tuesday includes the counties of Barber, Clark, Comanche, Harper, Kingman, Sedgwick and Sumner. 

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10 p.m. is also in effect for the counties of Barton, Brown, Chase, Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Edwards, Ellsworth, Ford, Geary, Harvey, Jackson, Kiowa, Lincoln, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, McPherson, Meade, Morris, Nemaha, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pottawatomie, Pratt, Reno, Rice, Riley, Saline, Shawnee, Stafford, Wabaunsee and Washington.

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7:34 a.m.

Once again large hail, high wind, heavy rain and even isolated tornadoes will be possible across a large swath of the state of Kansas.

Storms will fire up in the mid-afternoon in the vicinity US-283 from the Nebraska state line through Hill City, Ness City and Dodge City. Initial storms that remain isolated could produce large hail over 2 inches in diameter, wind gusts over 65 mph and even isolated tornadoes. As storms merge and interact, the tornado threat will gradually fade.

The storms are likely to form into a line and shift eastward during the evening and overnight. Storms will move into the I-135 corridor and Wichita between 8-11 p.m. By the time the storms reach Salina, McPherson, Newton and Wichita the most likely threat will be high wind gusts and torrential rainfall.

Stay tuned for updates as the forecast evolves, specific threats, areas and timing will become clearer and more refined through the afternoon. We’ll keep you up to date with our Interactive Radar and LIVE weather coverage. Get those features and more on the free First Alert Weather App. With the app you can track storms in your area, stream the latest forecast videos and live severe weather coverage, and set customized alerts to keep you and your family informed and safe.